I really liked this large magnolia print, but I knew that cutting little pieces out of it would obscure the print. I had been noodling around with some cake layers and jelly roll strips, trying to come up with another new design, when the Attic Window concept occurred to me. The magnolia print was nearby, and I just switched gears and grabbed it. I had this wonderful black with gold print, and found a green that would go nicely too.
I cut strips of the black and green, measuring like I do for borders. Large squares were cut from the magnolia print. You can make this any size you want, just cut the squares a size that makes sense for the print. Then cut 2-1/2-inch shadow strips, one in the same length as your square side, and a second one 2-1/2-inches longer. Then for your sashing, cut one strip the same as the second shadow strip, and another 2-1/2-inches longer.
Talk about lightening fast construction! Chain piecing each block with the strips went really easy. Apply the shadow strips to two adjacent sides.
In no time I had 12 blocks done with the black.
The green strips went just as fast, sewing them to the black strips.
Chain piecing both green strips just like the black.
Three blocks are joined for the first row.
Then all four rows are joined together.
Long green strips were joined together, then applied to the two sides to complete the sashing look.
Then a wider black border was added using the same print as the shadow strips.
Onto the frame to quilt.
I love the way the colors work on this one! After I got it to this point, it occurred to me that it would have made a wonderful valence for the kitchen. I still have the fall one up from the Autumn Jubilee, LOL!! Ah well, another project for another day. I’ll get back to the quilting on this one next week. Have a fun sewing weekend!!
What do you think of the green, white and black? Do you have any large prints in your stash?
Click on Quilting Magnolia Attic Window to see the quilting and finish.